Week #31: Safina keeps on fire and wins Montreal

Dinara Safina is showing her best version since May when she got the title in Berlin and won in Montreal her second consecutive tournament after Los Angeles. Safina easily defeated Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova in the final by 6/2 6/1, but needed three sets to defeat WTA #3 Svetlana Kuznetsova and WTA #16 Victoria Azarenka in the quarters and semis respectively. Young Cibulkova confirmed her progression and was a surprising finalist upsetting WTA #6 Elena Dementieva, WTA #17 Nadia Petrova, WTA #2 Jelena Jankovic and WTA #15 Marion Bartoli on her way to the final. 1st seed Ana Ivanovic and 3rd seed Maria Sharapova suffered from physical problems and were defeated in the third round
In Stockholm teen Danish Caroline Wozniacki completed a fantastic tournament with an impressive victory over Russian Vera Dushevina dropping just two games. Wozniacki didn't lose a set in the whole week and dropped no more than 7 games on each match, including an impressive victory over Top Ten and 1st seed Agnieszka Radwanska by 6/4 6/1 in the semifinals.

Montreal (CAN), Tier II, $1,340,000
Final: Dinara Safina (RUS) def Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6/2 6/1

Stockholm (SWE), Tier IV, $145,000
Final: Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) def Vera Dushevina (RUS) 6/0 6/2

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